We are committed to being a destination for those wishing to engage with Fernie’s art, culture and heritage—a cultural and community hub that fosters connections between people and our community and Ktunaxa neighbours around them.

But it’s through support from people like you that we’re able to truly transform lives and create a better community. Building a vibrant and welcoming community celebrating Fernie’s arts, culture and heritage – inside and outside the Museum – begins with you.

As a non-profit, member-based organization, only 40% of our operational funding is supplied by government grants and support. The majority of our operating revenue is generated by admissions and memberships, sales in the museum shop, and fundraising. With the help of our partners and supporters, the Fernie Museum provides thousands of visitors with engaging arts and culture experiences each year and Heritage Fernie promotes the protection of our community’s most valuable asset – our heritage resources.

There are many ways to invest in the work of the Fernie Museum and Heritage Fernie in building a better, more sustainable community.


Members represent a community of people inspired by art, history and creativity who make Fernie a cultural hub in the Kootenays. When someone invests in a membership, they are taking an active role in supporting arts and culture in our community and supporting the arts, culture and heritage at its most fundamental level.

I would like to purchase a membership! Online payment system coming soon.


Every donation directly impacts our programs and exhibitions and helps maintain access to our collection. Whether it’s a one-time gift or a recurring donation, your support matters to us and it is greatly appreciated.  2020 tax receipts will be issued for all gifts of $10 or more if made before December 31, 2020.  Charitable tax receipts will be issued in the credit card holder’s name only in accordance with CRA regulations.

I would like to make a donation today! Online payment coming soon!


The Patrons Circle is an inspiring group of people committed to sustaining excellence at their museum. Through their contributions, you play an essential role in advancing the Fernie Museum’s position as a regional destination for engaging with art, culture and heritage.

Patrons Council members are avid life-long learners who enjoy being part of a city-building community and are eager to find themselves at the heart of the Museum with exclusive access to museum exhibitions, resident and guest curators and collections.

I would like to learn more about investing in Fernie’s arts, culture and heritage.


Attend an exhibition or program: Get inspired at Glenbow! See art and culture from around the world and share the stories of Southern Alberta and its diverse and eclectic history. Expand your repertoire of artistic skills at a creative workshop or collect some interesting cultural knowledge from an artist talk or a behind-the-scenes tour.

I would like to learn more about upcoming events.


With a curated collection of jewelry, clothing and accessories, home décor, books, and stationary which represents Fernie’s geography, culture and heritage, you’ll find something special for everyone in the Fernie Museum’s shop. All the proceeds from the shop directly support our operations and programming.

Take me to the Fernie Museum online store!


Get involved, meet new people, learn about local history and make a difference in your community. Whether behind the scenes or working with visitors, there are many opportunities to volunteer at the Fernie Museum.

I’d like to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Fernie Museum and Heritage Fernie. Online volunteer portal coming soon.